Articles by Mike Ritz

July 8, 2020 | Mike Ritz

PGA Tour Event at Avenel Pushed Back Until 2022

Local golf fans will need to wait an extra year to attend a PGA Tour event in Montgomery County. The Wells Fargo Championship had been scheduled to be played at the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in 2021.  The Tour announced today the tournament will now be played in Potomac in 2022. This postponement happens […]

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June 30, 2020 | Mike Ritz

Woodmont Country Club Prepping to Host U.S. Women’s Amateur in August

The U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship will be played at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville August 3-9.  With the coronavirus pandemic affecting everything, including sports schedules, the Women’s Am will be golf’s first National Championship contested this year. As of now, no fans will be allowed to attend the event, but Golf Channel and NBC are […]

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June 15, 2020 | Mike Ritz

Blog: Worth the Wait: Berger Outlasts Great Field at Colonial

Some 175 years ago, Karl Marx wrote “Religion is the opium of the people.” Modern philosophers have morphed that into “Sports are the opiate of the masses.” Indeed. Did you get your fix this past weekend? Of course you did. We had all been jonesing for the past three months. Finally, Golf — the one […]

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June 12, 2020 | Mike Ritz

Blog: Golf is Back!

For the first time in far too long, the news did not consume me today. The game I love — the Game of Golf — was back. After three months in quarantine, the P.G.A. Tour and the world’s greatest players were back in action; and they were “Live” on TV. Golf Channel took me to […]

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